Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins

Barbican Art Gallery

28 February – 27 May 2018

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Touching on countercultures and subcultures, this exhibition examines how photographers have captured the lives of people existing on the fringes of society since the 1950s.

Igor Palmin, Untitled XVI, Stavropol Krai, USSR, 1977, from the series The Enchanted Wanderer, 1977

Over 300 works illustrate how photographers have long been fascinated by people at odds with the mainstream, documenting a diverse range of outsiders.

The exhibition pays tribute to the commitment of artists, some of whom spent decades building relationships with communities and individuals, and explores both the power and risk, politically, of choosing such subjects as well as how visual representation has helped change social attitudes over time.

Photographers include Bruce Davidson, Paz Errázuriz, Casa Susanna, Larry Clark, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama and Dayanita Singh.

Venue information

Opening times

Art Gallery
Daily, 11am – 8pm (Thu & Fri until 9pm)

The Curve
Daily, 10am – 6pm (Thu & Fri until 9pm)

Closed 24-28 Dec and 1 Jan

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